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Burundi 

AFEX condemns the detention of journalist Sandra Muhoza

On April 14, 2024, journalist Sandra Muhoza with online media outlet La Nova Burundi was reportedly arrested by the police and later handed over...
Malawi 

MISA demands immediate release of arrested Malawian journalist

What happened MISA demands the immediate release of the Malawi journalist, Macmillan Mhone who was arrested on Monday 8 April 2024 over a story that...
West Africa 

The Media and COVID-19 in West Africa (April 6 – April 12, 2020)

This week the world began to see a glimmer of hope with the steady reductionin the number of COVID-19 infections in the worst hit...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: IPC Flays Continuing Attacks on Journalists and the Media

The International Press Centre, Lagos has again decried the rising spate of assaults on journalists and the media by law enforcement and security agents...
West Africa 

Seizure and Destruction of Journalists’ Digital Tools: The Data Privacy and Censorship Implications

The Media Foundation for West Africa’s (MFWA) monitoring of freedom of expression violations in West Africa has established a growing trend of seizure and...
Zimbabwe 

MISA Zimbabwe Condemns Arrest of Journalist Over Accreditation

Senior journalist Kudzanai Musengi was arrested in Gweru Central Business District this morning in the course of his official duties. Police accused him of...
Nigeria 

MRA Condemns Attacks on Journalists Covering COVID-19, Calls on Government of Nigeria to Ensure Respect for Media Freedom

LAGOS, Monday, March 30, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the increasing cases of attacks by law enforcement and security agencies on journalists...
Guinea 

42 Protesters Killed, Over Two Hundred Arrested in Nine Months: The Sad State of Human Rights in Guinea

Over the past nine months (June 2019 – March 2020), about 42 people have been killed, over one hundred arrested and hundreds more injured...
Liberia 

Liberian Journalists March to Protest Attacks

Scores of journalists have marched through the Liberian capital Monrovia to denounce “brutal attacks” against journalists and media workers. The march organized by the Press...
West Africa 

February 2020 in West Africa: Two Dead, Internet Disrupted and State Broadcaster Shutdown

The freedom of expression environment in West Africa in February 2020 saw little improvement on that of January with incidents of deaths, detentions and...
Guinea 

Guinea Must Take Urgent Steps to End Bloodshed against Protesters

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is deeply concerned about the increasing death toll from the serial protests that have rocked Guinea over...
Nigeria 

Boko Haram Islamist Sect Leader Warns Journalists, Threatens Others

The Boko Haram Islamist sect leader,Abubakar Shekau, has warned journalists to be careful about their reporting of the sect’s activities and threatened to “deal”...
Nigeria 

Two Journalists Attacked During Polls as Election Coverage Turns Dangerous for Nigeria’s Media

In what is turning out to be a disturbing trend at the polls, two journalists who were covering the rerun Senate elections in Akwa...
Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe Police Harass Journalist

Freelance journalist Nyasha Majoni was on 27 January 2020 reportedly manhandled by police in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe who accused him of sending pictures and video...